October 03, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Cinematic music videos: Coldplay’s ”The Scientist”

GENRE Mystery

PLOT Ghostly lead singer Chris Martin (top) literally travels backward through a city park, some picturesque woods, and an open field — until we reach his lifeless lover and the wreckage of their automobile.

LYRICAL TIE-IN ”Tell me you love me/ Come back to haunt me/Oh when I rush to the start…”

SCENE STEALER The setting and cinematography contribute to the somber mood just as much as Martin’s haunting vocals.

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT Martin’s girlfriend, surrounded by shattered glass, tumbles upward from the ground and lands in the passenger seat of their vehicle, while the windshield magically re-forms itself (middle and bottom).

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